Due to inclement weather circling around Applebrook Golf Club (par 71, 6,744 yards) beginning at 2:20 p.m., play in the 117th Joseph H. Patterson Cup presented by Callaway Golf was suspended for the day.
Mid-afternoon thunder and lightning struck, sending the field seeking immediate shelter. Two groups still have yet to tee off in the first round.
Pine Valley Golf Club’s Jeff Osberg holds the clubhouse lead at 4-under 67, while Lu Lu Country Club’s Matthew Teesdale finished his first round at 3-under 68.
Play will resume tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. A rolling cut will be implemented. Second-round tee times will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The second oldest Championship in GAP, the Joseph H. Patterson Cup memorializes a man who fostered the game of golf in its infancy. Joseph Henry Patterson, a Philadelphia Cricket Club member, competed in the first out-of-town match played by a team of Philadelphians. Friends of Patterson donated the Cup, designed by J.E. Caldwell & Co., to GAP in 1900.
Callaway Golf was founded in 1982 by the late Ely Callaway, a visionary entrepreneur who operated under a simple but profound business promise: Deliver Demonstrably Superior, Pleasingly Different products and services. That philosophy turned what was originally a boutique manufacturer of high-quality wedges and putters into the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf products. The Callaway mission and vision has remained the same; we passionately pursue advanced, innovative technologies that help golfers of all abilities find more enjoyment from the game. Under the Callaway and Odyssey brands, Callaway manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf apparel, footwear and accessories in more than 110 countries worldwide.
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.